Feed a bird!
76% of $4,124 goal
Do you want to feed a wren? A chimney swift? Or maybe a nighthawk?
Click the Donate button to pick what type of bird you want to feed.
Every year the number of birds we take in grows and this year was no exception. During peak season we ordered 40,000-60,000 worms each week. Between the months of May through August, we spent $4,124 on just worms alone!
This amount does not include the cost of fruit, caging, pee pads, or any other supplies used to keep our birds healthy and ready to be introduced back into the wild. That was just worms!
To help us keep up with the costs of worms every year, we host an annual worm drive to raise money and keep our birds bellies full and happy. Whether you are able donate $10 or $500, every little bit helps, it all adds up!
Why are worms so important?
Worms are our number one, healthiest and most vital source of protein to raise our wild birds. Even our seed eating friends love to dine on live worms.
So please donate, share, and help support the wild birds we all love.
We appreciate that you love birds and love what we do!
Help us feed the birds!
Iowa Bird Rehabilitation (IBR) is a wildlife rehabilitation center located in Iowa where we provide care for songbirds, waterfowl, gamebirds, shorebirds, and small raptors. IBR was founded in 2012 and was formally established as a non-profit in 2018. Currently, there is no other organization in central Iowa that provides the same unique benefits we offer to both the community and nature. We have taken in over 9,000 birds to date, with an average yearly increase of 25%, admitting over 1800 birds in 2022 alone.
IBR relies on volunteer help with rescue, transport, care, resource management, media, community outreach and education. We are exceptionally positioned to serve the Des Moines metro area, and beyond, in providing education, enrichment, and volunteer opportunities to people of all ages who have an interest in local avian conservation. We also provide valuable assistance, education, and advice to a growing number of people in our community who value Iowa’s wildlife.
Iowa Bird Rehabilitation is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization whose goal is to recover, rehabilitate and release orphaned and injured wild birds in the state of Iowa. We are licensed through the Iowa DNR and have a federal permit through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.